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Writers (WGA):
Neil Simon (1977 screenplay)
Neil Simon (written by)
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Release Date:
16 January 2004 (USA) See more »
A story about love at first fight.
Musical dancer on the way out (at 36) Paula McFadden had it swell with actor Tony DeSanti, but instead... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Screen Actors Guild Nominations Go Sideways
 (From IMDb News. 11 January 2005)

User Reviews:
It was good but not great! See more (54 total) »


  (in credits order)

Jeff Daniels ... Elliot Garfield

Patricia Heaton ... Paula McFadden

Hallie Kate Eisenberg ... Lucy McFadden

Lynda Boyd ... Donna Douglas

Alan Cumming ... Mark

Richard Benjamin ... Oliver Fry

Sharon Wilkins ... Mrs. Crosby

Zak Santiago ... Dance Class Instructor

Marco Soriano ... Ronnie Burns

Woody Jeffreys ... Eddie, Ronnie's Assistant
Panos Grames ... Pianist
Jessica Van der Veen ... Stage Manager

Emily Holmes ... Rhonda
John Shaw ... First Gentleman

Jack O'Connell ... Salesman- Liquor Store

Dominic Colón ... Mugger (as Dominic Colon)

Wass Stevens ... Mugger (as Wass M. Stevens)

Joseph D'Onofrio ... Mugger
Ron Halder ... Lovell

John B. Lowe ... Man in Audience

Katey Wright ... Duchess

Ross Benjamin ... Catesby
William Samples ... Critic in Audience

Kurt Max Runte ... Richard III Troupe
Marcus Hondro ... Richard III Troupe

Kwesi Ameyaw ... Richard III Troupe

Marie Stillin ... Mark's Mother
Warren Takeuchi ... Auto Executive

Kevan Ohtsji ... Auto Executive
Telly Kousakis ... Young Man Outside Club

Andrew Francis ... Young Man Outside Club

Kevin Durand ... Earl

Jenn Griffin ... Club manager
Brian Lydiatt ... Club Waiter
Jim Broyden ... Club Waiter (as Jimmy Broyden)
Paige Gray ... Club Dancer
Tai-Monique Kristjansen ... Club Dancer

Alyssa May Gold ... Cynthia Fein
Christine Lippa ... Improv Troupe
Patricia Idlette ... Improv Troupe

Zahf Paroo ... Improv Troupe

Chris Gauthier ... Improv Troupe
Zag Margaret ... Gretchen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David Barroso ... Guy walking out

Tommy Bayiokos ... Soho Hiker
Marco Arimare ... Male Dancer (uncredited)

Paul Becker ... Dancer (uncredited)

Jana Berengel ... Dancer (uncredited)

Jeanie Cloutier ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ivan De Leon ... Dancer (uncredited)
Chantal Hunt ... Dancer (uncredited)

Lowela Jotie ... Dancer (uncredited)
Sasha Kozak ... Male Dancer (uncredited)

Odessa Munroe ... Dancer (uncredited)

Melissa Veszi ... Dancer (uncredited)

Tara Wilson ... Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Benjamin 
Writing credits
Neil Simon (1977 screenplay)

Neil Simon (written by)

Produced by
Richard Benjamin .... producer
David J. Collins .... executive producer (as Dave Collins)
Timothy Marx .... producer
Don Safran .... co-executive producer
Neil Simon .... executive producer
Ron Ziskin .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Frizzell 
Cinematography by
Danny Nowak 
Film Editing by
Jacqueline Cambas 
Casting by
Coreen Mayrs 
Meghan Rafferty 
Production Design by
Franco De Cotiis 
Art Direction by
Susan Parker 
Set Decoration by
Penny A. Chalmers 
Costume Design by
Susan De Laval 
Makeup Department
Tamar Ouziel .... assistant makeup artist: day call
Fay von Schroeder .... makeup department head
Production Management
Simon Abbott .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Murphy Occhino .... second assistant director
Christopher Petry .... trainee assistant director
David 'Wex' Wechsler .... first assistant director: New York
Adam T. Weisinger .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Ian P. OBriain .... assistant set decorator
Crystal Strode .... art department assistant
Athena Wong .... set dresser
Stephen Wright .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Ruth Adelman .... adr supervisor
Peter Austin .... supervising sound editor
William Butler .... production sound mixer
Julien Campuzano .... re-recording mixer: french post-synchronized version
Edmond J. Coblentz Jr. .... sound designer
Ken Lee .... second boom operator (as Kenny Lee)
Carrie Lisonbee .... assistant sound editor (as Carrie Tippets)
Tony Margulies .... foley artist
Martin Mitchell .... boom operator
Hugh Murphy .... assistant sound editor
Santiago Recio .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Amanda Paller .... special effects assistant
Jim Dunn .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Sanca .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
George Campbell .... gaffer
Stuart Collison .... lamp operator
Larry Huston .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, New York
Benoît Lamarche .... rigging grip
Marty Law .... generator operator
Bruce Macaulay .... still photographer
Prem Marimuthu .... lamp operator
Keith Mukai .... best boy electric
Mark Neville .... grip
Tyler Olson .... second grip
Vance Vegas Salvalaggio .... rigging gaffer
Mark Schwartzbard .... second assistant camera: New York
James Scutakes .... grip
Andrew Shulkind .... operator: libra head
Geoffrey Smith .... grip
Christopher Tate .... key grip
Tom Vulliez .... grip
Casting Department
Kim Everett .... casting associate
Sandra-Ken Freeman .... background casting
J. McKenzie Moore .... casting assistant (as James Moore)
Odessa Munroe .... dance casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mark Burchard .... costumer
Zoya Niechoda .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Shaley Brooks .... final colorist
Timothy Joosten .... post-production coordinator
Robert Malina .... first assistant editor
Jason Solberg .... assistant editor
Location Management
Eliza Dyson .... location assistant
Peter Munro .... location scout
Craig Young .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Micha Liberman .... music score producer
Spencer Proffer .... music producer
Robert Puff .... music preparation
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor
Other crew
Natalie Allan .... assistant: Richard Benjamin
Daniela Barbosa .... production assistant
Barbara Barnes .... assistant production coordinator
Andrew Fiero .... production assistant
Oorlagh George .... production assistant
Deirdre Horgan .... script supervisor
Tal Iozef .... dancer
Tony Lort .... accounting clerk
Lukasz Madziag .... production assistant
Odessa Munroe .... choreographer
Jan Nizen .... production accountant
Vance Salvaggio .... board operator
Christina Schaich .... production assistant
Jeremy Smith .... production assistant
Carla Spizziri .... first assistant accountant
John V. Stuckmeyer .... production executive
Scooby Vincent .... key production assistant (as Michelle Vincent)
Susan Weir .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl" - USA (complete title)
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103 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

One of three Neil Simon written films which actor-producer-director Richard Benjamin has worked on. Benjamin co-starred in The Sunshine Boys (1975/I) and directed The Goodbye Girl (2004) (TV) TV remake (also a producer) and the tele-movie Laughter on the 23rd Floor (2001) (TV).See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Exorcist (1973)See more »
Laughter In the SunshineSee more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
It was good but not great!, 8 June 2007
Author: kcwbar from United States

I thought Patricia Heaton did a fantastic job as Paula but No1 was as good as Richard Dreyfuss. They could have done a better job with the casting of Elliot too. Jeff Daniels was mediocre @ best. I also liked the daughter in this one better. The script was almost verbatim & it was still funny but I wasn't rolling & laughing so hard my sides hurt like I did when I first saw the 1977 version. As my title says: it was good but not great. They could have done a LOT worse. Look how horribly musicals like Best Little Whorehouse in Texas ; for one; the movie totally sucked. The musical was much better. All in all I give this remake of a classic a 6. I like how they modernized it too although it didn;t fit in the original plot. IE: Elliot first tries to use his cell phone . Then he drops it & breaks it. They didn't have cell phones in 1977. They were also talking a lot about revivals & improvs which are much more common now.

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